The southern hush puppies recipe is super easy to make and is packed full of flavor.
Homemade Hush Puppies
It’s a great day to learn how to make Jiffy Cornbread Hush Puppies, and it’s a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for barbecues, parties, and potlucks that the whole family will love.
Jiffy Cornbread Hush Puppies – A Golden Brown Side Dish
Starting with Jiffy makes recipes a lot easier, and they are a super-fast recipe to whip up, cook, and serve.
The tasty hush puppies combine the flavors of buttermilk, sweet onion, and Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix for a delicious, flavorful, and homemade dish.
If you love cornbread, give Jiffy corn pudding a try, with creamed and whole kernel corn.
What Do I Need To Make The Jiffy Cornbread Hush Puppies?
Full printable recipe with measurements, instructions, and daily values listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
My First Experience With Southern Hush Puppies
I first tried hush puppies years ago at a restaurant in west Tennessee that overlooked a fish pond, and from the first moment, I tried them, I was in love with them.
The side dish is known for being a staple in the South.
Of course, at the time, I was a youngin’ and didn’t even consider making them at home, but I am so glad I had plenty more occasions to give them a try.
What’s In A Hush Puppy?
Hushpuppies are usually made up of cornmeal, eggs, milk, onions, and flour; however, many people like to add corn, garlic, jalapeños, fish, red peppers, and so much more.
Once you make up the hush puppies, you fry them in hot oil or a deep fryer until they are crispy and golden brown on the outside, moist and fluffy on the inside, and full of flavor.
What Do I Serve With The Side Dish?
I’ve had readers ask for an old fashioned hush puppy recipe, and this is really the same basic recipe, but with the use of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix.
Step-By-Step Instructions for Jiffy Cornbread Hush Puppies
Firstly, add the Jiffy cornbread box mix to a large bowl.
Secondly, add an egg to the Jiffy mix.
Thirdly, add some self-rising flour to the bowl.
Fourthly, throw in the diced onions. I used a sweet onion in this mix.
The Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix is already a tad sweet, but using a sweet onion didn’t make it too sweet; however, if you’d rather use a common onion, you can, and it will taste just as wonderful!
Fifthly, pour the buttermilk into the bowl.
You can use milk or buttermilk, the choice is up to you, but I personally love the flavor that buttermilk adds to the recipe, and buttermilk hush puppies tend to taste richer.
Mix the ingredients together and place the batter into the freezer for about 10 to 15 minutes so it can firm up a little, which makes it easier to form the hush puppies.
Add Vegetable Oil to the Skillet
Heat up the oil in the skillet while the batter firms up in the freezer. Turn the temperature to medium to medium-high.
The oil needs to get to 365-degrees to fry the hush puppies.
Once the oil is ready, spoon out a little bit of the batter and roll it into a ball about one-inch thick.
The hush puppies will puff up when they hit the oil and start cooking, so be sure not to make them too big.
I learned the hard way by making the little puppies too big and they puffed up quite large and the insides really didn’t cook all the way.
So, the next time I made the hush puppy mix, I rolled them much smaller since they grow in the cooking oil.
Once you see the bottom of the hush puppies turning brown, and it only takes a few minutes, go ahead and flip them over so the other side can cook.
Cook the other side of the Jiffy cornbread hush puppies until they are crispy.
Finally, take the hush puppies out of the cooking oil, allow them to drain on a paper towel lined plate, and they are ready to enjoy!
Let the deep fried hush puppies cool for a minute and serve warm.
You can either use a fork or a slotted spoon to remove the hush puppy fried bites from the hot oil.
Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
Jiffy mix is a fantastic base for the hush puppy recipe.
If you’re looking for budget-friendly ways to make side dishes, using Jiffy mix is a great way to do that.
It’s very inexpensive and you can make a large variety of recipes with it.
Jiffy Hush Puppies with Corn
If you love to add corn to your hush puppies, it’s an easy addition to the recipe.
Simply add one can of cream style corn, and reduce the amount of buttermilk to 1 tablespoon, because you will already have a lot of moisture from the cream corn.
If the batter seems dry, just add a little bit of buttermilk at a time until it reaches a consistency that is easy to roll and fry without falling apart.
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Chili powder
- Cayenne pepper
Hush Puppy Dipping Sauce
There are a lot of sauces to choose from out there to serve with your side dish, so the options are endless.
More Delicious Recipes
If you’re cooking for a group, Crock Pot macaroni and cheese is another great side dish to serve with the hush puppies.
Roasted red potatoes are another delicious addition to the table.
Are hush puppies the same as cornbread?
Hush Puppies are lightly baked cornbread with crispy exterior and soft dough on the inside. Serve with fish, fries, cooked shrimp, or barbecue.
How can I spice up my cornbread mix?
Warm and spicy: You can add half a cup of diced jalapeños or one teaspoon of crushed red peppers to the batter.
You can also add three tablespoons of chili paste for a spicy or sweet and spicy flavor.
What is the difference between a fritter and a hush puppy?
Hush puppies are usually savory and are often served alongside seafood or other fried dishes.
Fritters are usually made into a flat round shape and are made using white flour, where hush puppies are predominantly made with cornmeal and rolled into a ball.
Check out the Jiffy cornbread hush puppies card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! I love this recipe and I think you’ll love this one, too.
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- 1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup self-rising flour
- 1/4 cup sweet onions, diced
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2-4 cups vegetable oil for frying (enough for about 2-inches of oil in the skillet)
- Firstly, add the Jiffy Cornbread to a large bowl.
- Secondly, add the egg, self rising flour, sweet onion, buttermilk, and salt to the bowl and mix well.
- Place in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes while the oil heats up in the skillet.
- Heat the oil in the skillet.
- Roll the hush puppies in small balls about 1-inch in diameter. Place in the oil and fry until golden brown, flip over and cook the other side until golden brown.
- Remove from oil and place on a paper towel to drain grease.
- Serve and enjoy!
Create small balls when rolling the hush puppies because they will puff up once they start cooking in the oil.
The oil needs to get to about 365-degrees to fry the hush puppies.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1.8gUnsaturated Fat: 6.4gCholesterol: 39.6mgSodium: 588mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2.5gSugar: 1.8gProtein: 6.8g
Nutrition is approximate.